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TONY KASHANI

E-mail: tony@tonykashani.com

Website: www.tonykashani.com

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D. in Humanities with concentration in Transformative Learning and Change

California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

M.A. in Cinema Studies

San Francisco State University

 

B.A. in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Art with concentration in

Radio and Television

San Francisco State University

DISSERTATION

“Cinema for Transformation: Towards a Pedagogy of Social Change”

MASTER’S THESIS

 

“The Emergence of the New Iranian Cinema in the West”

 

RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS

 

Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Visual Culture, Media Studies, Ethics, Digital Filmmaking/Photography, Global Cultural Studies, Pedagogy, Philosophy & Psychology of Art, East-West Philosophy/Psychology, Postcolonial Theory, Political Philosophy, Cosmopolitanism, Planetary Complexity, Film History, Electronic Media and Social Justice, Curriculum Design, Digital Communication Theory, Mass Communications, Qualitative Research Methods, Critical Pedagogy, Cyber Journalism

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

SME (Subject Matter Expert)/Faculty, Media, Social Justice, Diversity, Communications, Adler University:

Course development and curriculum design

Adjunct Faculty, Humanities and Media Studies, Brandman University of Chapman University System:

Art, Technolong and Culture (online), Ways of Knowing, Digital Humanities, Writing for New Media

Adjunct Faculty, Humanities, Southern New Hampshire University:

Diversity, Global Society, Advance Humanities (online)

Adjunct Faculty, Media Studies, Santa Rosa College:

Mass Communication Studies, Film History & Criticism

Adjunct Faculty, PhD Program in Humanities and Culture, Union Institute and University:

Visual Culture (Advance PhD Seminar), Engaging Difference: Diversity Theories (Core PhD Seminar), New Media & Social Change (Advance PhD Seminar), Dissertation Committee Advising

 Associate Professor (Adjunct), Language Arts Division, College of San Mateo:

Introduction to Film, Film History, Screenwriting, American Culture/Cinema, Digital Experimental Filmmaking, Film Noir, World Cinema, Middle-Eastern Cinema

External Dissertation Reader/Advisor, School of Education

Fielding Graduate University

Guest Lecturer, Hutchins School of Liberal Arts, Sonoma State University:

Transformative Learning and Change, Media and Social Justice

Lecturer, Department of Cinema, San Francisco State University:

Introduction to Cinema Studies, Critical Studies

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

 Movies Change Lives: A Pedagogy of Constructive Humanistic Transformation Through Cinema

2016 Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4331-2773-1

Lost in the Media: Ethics of Everyday Life

2013 Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4331-1366-6

Hollywood’s Exploited: Corporate Movies, Public Pedagogy and Cultural Crisis

Co-editor and Contributor, 2010 Palgrave MacMillan Press

ISBN 978-0-230-62199-2

Deconstructing the Mystique: An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Cinema

Kendall/Hunt Publishing

2nd Edition, 2009 ISBN 978-0-7575-6023-1

1st Edition, 2005  ISBN 0-7575-1940-7

 

Papers in Journals and Chapters in Books

Bob Dylan and the Ethics of Market Fascism

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/21853-bob-dylan-and-the-ethics-of-market-fascism

Bob Dylan and the Ethics of Market Fascism

Ethics of Uprising in the Age of New Media.

World Futures Journal of General Evolution. Under review (peer-reviewed)

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713393663

 

From Plato’s Cave: Giroux and Critical Pedagogy.

Policy Futures in Education, Forthcoming, Spring 2012 issue (peer-reviewed)  http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pfie/)

 

Hollywood and Nonhuman Animals: Problematic Ethics of Corporate Cinema.

Chapter in Hollywood’s Exploited: Corporate Movies, Public Pedagogy and Cultural Crisis

2010, Palgrave MacMillan Press ISBN 978-0-230-62199-2

 

Hollywood’s Cinema of Ableism: A Disability Studies Perspective on the Hollywood.

Chapter in Hollywood’s Exploited: Corporate Movies, Public Pedagogy and Cultural Crisis

2010, Palgrave MacMillan Press ISBN 978-0-230-62199-2

 

Dissident Cinema: Defying the Logic of Globalization. Chapter in Global Studies Association 2007 Annual Book (peer-reviewed)

(2008. Changemaker Press).

 

 

300: Proto-fascism and Manufacturing of Complicity

www.dissidentvoice.org Published April, 2007

Under review at Film Quarterly

 

Complex Cinema: Becoming Dissident Cinema

www.dissidentvoice.org Published January, 2007

 

The Truman Show: Cinema of Active Imagination. A Jungian Analysis.

CG Jung Center www.cgjungpage.org Published July, 2005Translated to French & published in Les Cahiers Jungiens de Psychanalyse, France, 2007ISBN 9782915781137

 

Hollywood an Agent of Hegemony: The War Film

Alternative Press Review (August 2004)

Dissident Voice (www.dissidentvoice.org  August 2004)

Translated to Polish & published in Kultura popularna Journal, Poland, 2005

Translated to Farsi & Published in Golestaneh Scholarly Journal, Iran, 2007

 

Faces of Islam: Debunking Orientalism, Why I am not a terrorist       

College Newspaper: College of San Mateo (April 2004)

 

Digital Media:Two Emerging Philosophies

Cinema Trade: Monthly Magazine in Tehran, Iran (April 2003 issue)

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Guest Speaker, Engaging the Other: The Power of Compassion. Common Bond Institute, 5th Annual Conference at Sonoma State University

Presentation: The representation of Muslims in the West and Cultural Transformation (November 20, 2010)

 

Guest Speaker, Modern Media Dialogue Series at Sonoma State University

Neoliberalism and the Media

February 10, 2010              http://mediadialogueseries.org/studio.html

 

Guest Speaker, Diversity in Action Group at College of San Mateo

Palestine/Israel: Conflict with Global Implications

Film Screening (Occupation 101), analysis, and Dialogue (May, 2009)

 

Guest Lecturer, Union University EdD Program

Media and Media Culture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HJWkK3pKbk

 

Lecturer, Radical Philosophy Association Eight Biennial Conference,

San Francisco State University.

Presentation: “Cinema For Transformation: Towards a Pedagogy of Social Change”

(November, 2008)

 

Lecturer, Women Studies Department, San Francisco State University.

Lecture Series in Feminisim.

Presentation: “Representation of Women in Hollywood: Backlash against Feminism since Reaganism” (October, 2008)

 

Lecturer, Global Studies Annual Conference, UC Irvine.

Contested Terrains of Globalization.

Presentation: “Experimental Cinema of Complexity, The Internet and Their Global Implications” (May 2007)

 

 

Lecturer, CCHA Pacific-Western Division, Annual Conference, Los Angeles.

Paper Delivered, “Mississipi Masala: An Inquiry into Meaning of Home” (November 2006)

 

Lecturer, College of San Mateo, “The Year of Languages” Conference, Paper Delivered, “Cross-cultural Communications” (April 2005)

 

Lecturer, State University NY, Binghamton, NY, “Literature, Film and War” Paper Delivered, “Hollywood and Hegemony” (March 2004)

 

Lecturer, College of San Mateo, “Faces of Islam” Conference

Paper Delivered, “Debunking Orientalism: I am not a Terrorist” (March 2004)

 

 

Lecturer, CCHA Pacific-Western Division, Annual Conference, San Francisco. Paper Delivered, “Changing Focus: Teaching Film in the 21st Century” at “Rewriting the City” (November 2002)

Lecturer, University of Dramatic Arts, Tehran, Iran:

Paper Delivered, “American Media, Past, Present, Future” (August 2002)

 

Lecturer, Department of Cinema, San Francisco State University:

Paper Delivered, “The Unveiling of New Iranian Cinema” at “ID VIP, 2001” symposium

 

Lecturer, House of Cinema Festival, Tehran, Iran:

Paper Delivered, “Third World Cinema in the West”  (July 2000)

Lecturer, Department of Cinema, San Francisco State University:

Paper Delivered, “Post-modernism and the Digital Technology” at “Changing Frame” symposium 2000

RADIO & TV INTERVIEWS

KCSM (Public Television) San Mateo, California. March 28, 2011, Topic: State of Education in California. Program: Bay Today.  www.kcsm.org

 

KCSM (Public Television) San Mateo, California. May 14, 2010, Topic: Profile of exceptional Professor. Program: Bay Today.  www.kcsm.org

 

KPFA 94.1 FM, (Public Radio) Berkeley, California. January 29, 2007, Topic: Cinema & Ideology. Program: Against the Grain – http://www.againstthegrain.org/archive.htm

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

Co-Director of Modern Media Dialogue Project at Hutchins School of Liberal Arts, Sonoma State University

Scholar Member of Global Studies Association (North America) – www.globalstudiesassociation.org

Scholar Member of Radical Philosophy Association – www.radicalphilosophy.org

Scholar Member of Action Coalition for Media Education –  www.acmecoalition.org

 

PHOTO EXHIBITS

 

Persian Moments II, Forthcoming

Faces of Islam, 2004

Persian Moments I, 2003

SCREENPLAYS WRITTEN

 

Shamlou the Planetary Poet, Work in Progress

An Imperial Message, 1999 (short based on Kafka’s story)

Mercury Retrograde, 1998   (Feature Film Noir)

FILMS AND VIDEOS

 

Shamlou the Planetary Poet, Work in Progress

Persian Moments, 2003

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 

Farsi/Persian (fluent written and spoken)

Turkish/Azerbaijani (fluent spoken)

PERSONAL

 

Black Belt in Karate (Shotokan)

Member of ISKF (International Shotokan Federation)

 

 

REFERENCES

 

Provided Upon Request